Frederick Alexander Pawla, (1876–1964) a painter and muralist, was born in Wimbledon, England upon September 6, 1876. He came to the United States as a boy and at 14 enlisted in the Navy and retired like World War I. He studied art in Europe and was alert in New York City before distressing to Santa Barbara, California in the 1920s. He exhibited locally and maintained a house there through the 1940s.
Pawla is without difficulty known for his public murals in California, including a 1929 commissioned by the Works Progress Administration for Burlingame High School in California. In 1931, Pawla returned to New York to pursue additional commissions. Pawla was mostly responsive as an artist in California, but he in addition to spent epoch in Australia and was a fanatic of the Royal Art Society in New South Wales. Pawla lived out the last years of his moving picture as a resident of Monterey, California since his death at Fort Ord, California on December 18, 1964. Pawla's most recognizable bill is "Sailboat, Santa Barbara", which has been widely reproduced.
His be active includes marines, coastal scenes, and landscapes. Member: Royal Art Society (New South Wales); Santa Barbara Art Ass'n; San Diego Artists Society; Santa Cruz Arts League.
Santa Cruz Art League, 1929; Golden Gate International Expo, 1939. Murals: Burlingame (CA) High School; Dept. of Public Markets (NYC); Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center (New York City); War Dept (Washington, DC); Cloister Hotel (Sea Island, GA); Surfside Hotel (Miami Beach).